Stop and Search

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department 3:38 pm, 12th November 2018

I completely agree with my hon. Friend that the use of body-worn cameras is a game-changer. When I talk to police officers, they tell me that it absolutely changes their levels of confidence in being in those situations. It is also, of course, of huge benefit to the people the police stop, search and question. It changes the dynamic of the conversation. The most recent figures I saw showed that 65,000 cameras had been deployed across 41 forces, and from memory I think we are on track to get to 80,000 in short order. We are proud to have supported that.